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1123736
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Housing more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of legal aid fees for housing cases not being increased for 20 years on the number of solicitors' firms providing advice and representation; for what reason they has been no increase in such fees; whether they intend to increase those fees; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL15374 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p>In February 2019 the Post Implementation Review (PIR) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) was published. This included an evidence based assessment of the impact of changes to civil fees made as part of The Legal Aid Reform Programme.</p><p> </p><p>The PIR found that for the vast majority of England and Wales there is sufficient coverage of legal provision. This is regularly monitored by the LAA and action is taken where gaps in services are identified or where demand is greater than the available supply.</p><p> </p><p>It is also worth noting that wherever you are in England and Wales, legal advice for housing remains available through the telephone gateway.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:41:17.017Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
1123746
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Antibiotics: Drug Resistance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of their 2013–18 antimicrobial resistance strategy at addressing the problem of multi-resistant E. coli-like bacteria; what assessment they have made of recent trends in the number of multi-resistant E. coli-like bacteria in the UK; and what factors inform their view of the balance between efforts to reduce transmission and efforts to reduce the use of antibiotics. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL15384 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p>While we can count many successes from our 2013-18 Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Strategy, resistance has continued to increase. In the United Kingdom we have seen a 35% increase in resistant blood stream infections in humans from 2013-17.</p><p>The number of bloodstream infections (BSIs) is increasing each year. Although the proportion of antibiotic resistant BSIs remain stable year to year, the burden on resistance increases. This is mostly due to increasing prevalence of E.coli bloodstream infections.</p><p>Estimates of the multi-resistant cases can be made, however not all the bacteria are tested against the same antibiotics, so a definitive number of cases cannot be given. The Public Health England Fingertips tool also has an indicator showing the rolling quarterly average proportion of E. coli blood specimens non-susceptible to at least three of the key antimicrobials (gentamicin, ciprofloxacin, piperacillin/tazobactam, 3rd-generation cephalosporins or carbapenems). For England this is 5.5% with little fluctuation over time.</p><p>This is exactly why the UK’s five-year national action plan for AMR, published alongside the UK 20-year vision for AMR on 24 January 2019, includes a strengthened focus on infection prevention and control, renewing our commitment to halve levels of healthcare associated Gram-negative blood stream infections (mostly E.coli) by 2023-24. The plan also sets a world-first target to reduce the actual numbers of resistant infections, with the aim to reduce them by 10% by 2025.</p><p>We are working with the devolved health administrations to develop consistent methodologies for reporting the incidence and mortality of key antibiotic resistant infections and antimicrobial use to allow us to report progress on the ambitions of the AMR national action plan.</p><p>As reductions in inappropriate prescribing also reduces the risk of promoting the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing or transmission of the bacteria are complementary.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T16:29:42.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T16:29:42.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
1123764
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Court of Protection more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications have been made to the Court of Protection in each of the last three years; and what was the average time between the application being stamped and an order made in each of the last three years. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL15402 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Information about the number of applications made to the Court of Protection is published at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/family-court-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/family-court-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>In respect of the number of applications received in the three years specified in the question, the data are set out below:</p><p><em> </em></p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Applications to the Court of Protection</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 January – 31 December 2018</p></td><td><p>32,029</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 January – 31 December 2017</p></td><td><p>31,332</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 January – 31 December 2016</p></td><td><p>29,711</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em> </em></p><p>Data showing the average time between the application being stamped and an order made could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:23:14.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:23:14.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1854
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
1123767
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Home Office staff have been convicted of criminal offences since 9 April 2018; and if so, in each case, what was the (1) nature of the offence, (2) date of conviction, and (3) sentence received. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL15405 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Since 9 April 2018 three Home Office staff have been convicted of criminal offences. All were subject to appropriate disciplinary procedures and were dismissed by the point of conviction. The following table shows the breakdown of convictions and dates:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Nature of offence</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date of conviction</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Sentence received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Assisting unlawful immigration</p></td><td><p>09/04/2018</p></td><td><p>11 years</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Smuggling of drugs/firearms</p></td><td><p>16/11/2018</p></td><td><p>23 years</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bribery</p></td><td><p>11/04/2019</p></td><td><p>3 years and 9 months</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:41:55.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:41:55.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1854
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
1123768
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Judge Advocate General more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Judge Advocates sit in civilian courts; and how many are licensed to try (1) murder, and (2) rape cases. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL15406 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p>All six currently serving Judge Advocates are eligible to sit in the Crown Court and do so regularly. The Judge Advocate General is a Senior Circuit Judge and the Vice-Judge Advocate General and one Assistant-Judge Advocate General also hold appointments as Recorders. The other three Assistant-Judge Advocate Generals are entitled to sit under the Armed Forces Act 2011 s26.</p><p> </p><p>The Judge Advocate General is ticketed to try murder cases in the Crown Court. The Judge Advocate General, the Vice-Judge Advocate General and one Assistant-Judge Advocate General are ticketed to try rape cases.</p><p> </p><p>Judge Advocates attend the same training as a Circuit Judge sitting in the Crown Court.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T16:35:16.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T16:35:16.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
1124042
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) trade solely on WTO terms without any (1) bilateral, or (2) regional, trade agreements. more like this
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Lord Bowness more like this
star this property uin HL15424 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
unstar this property answer text <p>A full list of existing regional trade agreements and early announcements of planned trade agreements by World Trade Organization (WTO) members can be found using the attached documents in conjunction with the WTO Regional Trade Agreements database at this link: <a href="http://rtais.wto.org/UI/PublicMaintainRTAHome.aspx" target="_blank">http://rtais.wto.org/UI/PublicMaintainRTAHome.aspx</a>. For the department to extract this information would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name RTAs in force list WTO (exported 15052019).xlsx more like this
star this property title Regional Trade Agreements in force more like this
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star this property file name Early announcement list WTO (exported 15052019).xlsx more like this
star this property title List of all early announcements made to WTO more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T13:23:26.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:23:26.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3496
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1124043
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries the UK currently trades solely with on World Trade Organization terms without any additional bilateral or regional trade agreements. more like this
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Lord Bowness more like this
star this property uin HL15425 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK currently trades with 24 WTO Member countries on purely WTO terms. In addition to this, the UK trades with 3 WTO Members (customs territories) on purely WTO terms. Therefore, the UK trades with 27 WTO Members on purely WTO terms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T10:38:34.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T10:38:34.48Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3496
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bowness more like this
1124047
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration Controls: France more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how much they have paid, to date, out of the UK's commitment of £45.5 million under the Sandhurst Treaty; (2) to whom any such payments have been made; and (3) whether they made any such payments to young and vulnerable refugees and migrants in France. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15429 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Under the Sandhurst Treaty, signed in January 2018, the UK government committed €50 million to implement projects agreed under the terms of the Treaty. This full funding package has now been allocated, and officials are in the process of making the final funding transfers. Payments have been made directly to the French Interior Ministry and its constituent bodies, or where necessary directly to organisations responsible for security infrastructure improvements.</p><p><br>Payments have not been made directly to migrants. However, a portion of the Sandhurst funding has been utilised to support access to French domestic asylum services. £3.6 million was specifically allocated to funding the development of the Dublin and Dubs process to support transfers of eligible children to the UK, including training for those working with unaccompanied children, family tracing and targeted information campaigns.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T13:52:16.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:52:16.747Z
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124050
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Brunei: Armed Forces more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the introduction by the government of Brunei of stoning as a punishment for gay sex, whether British military personnel proposed for secondment to British Forces Brunei are allowed to secure exemption from that secondment due to identifying as LBGT without financial or promotional penalty. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15432 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
unstar this property answer text <p>We are confident we have protections in place with the Government of Brunei for all British Forces, associated UK civilians and their dependants relating to issues which might arise from the introduction of the new Sharia Penal Code. All British Forces in Brunei have also been instructed to heed FCO travel advice. Any individual requests for exemptions will be taken on a case by case basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:36:11.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:36:11.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1124051
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of knife crime offences in England and Wales in 2018. more like this
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Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington more like this
star this property uin HL15433 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is very concerned about increases in knife crime and its impact on victims, families and communities. The latest statistics published by the Office for National Statistics on 25 April for the year ending December 2018 show an increase of 6 per cent in police recorded knife crime.</p><p>The action we are taking to tackle knife crime is set out in our Serious Vio-lence Strategy and includes new legislation in the Offensive Weapons Bill to introduce Knife Crime Prevention Orders, to make it an offence to possess certain offensive weapons in private, and stopping knives being sent to residential addresses after they are bought online unless the seller has arrangements with a delivery company to verify age.</p><p>We are also raising awareness among young people of the dangers of carrying a knife through our national media campaign - #knifefree – and supporting early intervention through the £22 million Early Intervention Youth Fund, which is already supporting 29 local projects, and we have also introduced the £200 million Youth Endowment Fund, which will be delivered over the next 10 years to support interventions with children and young people at risk of involvement in crime and violence, focusing on those most at risk. The charity Impetus, working in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation and Social Investment Business, is now operating the Fund We also continue to support the police national weeks of action under Operation Sceptre.</p><p>In addition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the Spring Statement on 13 March that there will be £100 million additional funding for the police in 2019/20 to tackle serious violence, including £80m of new funding from the Treasury. The majority of the investment will largely go towards supporting police forces most affected by the violence we are seeing, but the funding will also support Violence Reduction Units, bringing together a range of agencies, including health, education, social services and others, to develop a multi-agency approach to preventing serious violence.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:05:58.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:05:58.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3733
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington more like this